Certification

The Medical Writer Certified (MWC™) credential is awarded by the Medical Writing Certification Commission (MWCC) to medical writers who pass the Medical Writing Certification Examination.


What is the Definition of a Professional Medical Writer?

In developing the certification program and examination, the MWCC used AMWA’s broad definition of a medical communicator to define those who might want to become certified and to develop the examination.

Professional medical communicators write, edit, and develop materials about medicine and health. They do this by gathering, evaluating, organizing, interpreting, and presenting information in a manner appropriate for the target audience. Professional medical communicators have communication expertise, awareness of ethical standards, and health care knowledge.

Who Can Become Certified?

Any professional medical writer who has a bachelor’s degree and who has been employed in a medical communications capacity for at least 2 years can pursue the MWC credential. More about eligibility requirements.